Jazz arrived in Turkey in the 1920s, but it was from the 1940s onwards that it really took root. It still retains an popular, particularly with Istanbul's wealthier classes, perhaps because its basis of improvisation and intricate harmonies have much in common with traditional Turkish music. For serious jazz fans, Nardis is the only destination, and it hosts local and international musicians six nights per week. From classic to modern, fusion to mainstream, free to ethnic, you can find just about every type of jazz here. Named after a Miles Davis composition, the bar lies down a narrow side street a stone's throw from Galata Tower. The space feels intimate, with exposed brickwork and a small stage in the corner. Bar snacks are served along with soft drinks and alcoholic beverages—but be warned, talking during acts is not allowed and you will get tutted at.